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February 18th, 2013, 07:55 PM
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Who is starting to do kick counts yet? (For FTM...counting kicks to see if theres ten kicks in an hour basically)
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February 18th, 2013, 08:03 PM
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Should we be feeling 10 an hour now?
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February 18th, 2013, 09:26 PM
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Only when babies super active...not every single hour. Basically I do a kick count when hes up and moving about
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February 19th, 2013, 04:21 AM
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I eat dinner late and then take a bath. Afterwards I lay down. She generally kicks like crazy then. Of course I still use my hands on the belly to feel the kicks for sure.
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February 19th, 2013, 05:09 AM
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Not yet. I think my OB had me start doing them around 28 weeks.
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February 19th, 2013, 09:18 AM
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Not yet I didnt really do it with my other three, they would just ask if baby was active and I would say yes. Everett was impossible to count because I didnt feel constant movement until I was almost 30 weeks.
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February 19th, 2013, 09:22 AM
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My doctor with DD never really asked me to do them until 30 weeks and even then it wasn't really counting so much as making sure that there was movement within certain time periods. DD was pretty lazy and I never counted, I just made note if I hadn't felt her for awhile and would try to wake her up.
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February 19th, 2013, 11:29 AM
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My doctor with DD never really asked me to do them until 30 weeks and even then it wasn't really counting so much as making sure that there was movement within certain time periods. DD was pretty lazy and I never counted, I just made note if I hadn't felt her for awhile and would try to wake her up.
Ditto this. Henry is a really active baby, though. Normal movement for him is like 200 kicks an hour, so I don't really bother counting. If it's been a while since I've felt him move, I just sit down and poke at my belly for a bit. My midwives don't really stress an actual count, just to be aware of a sudden drop in movement.
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February 19th, 2013, 11:35 AM
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^same. New doctor this time around, so I don't know yet what she'll recommend, but I remember her mentioning something about closer to 28-30 weeks.
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February 19th, 2013, 01:03 PM
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No because I still feel nothing
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February 19th, 2013, 02:21 PM
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I was also told not til later. At this point the doc just asks if I am feeling movement.
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February 19th, 2013, 05:50 PM
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No I never did with Drake. I just poke around or drink something cold if Im worried but usually a few pokes and this one pokes back

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No because I still feel nothing
Aww dont stress too much, I know Ive said this before but I didnt feel Drake till 24 weeks. Its hard to wait and you worry but its hard for first time moms as you dont know what you are looking for a lot of times too. Im sure in retrospect I must have felt something earlier, like little flutters but I just wasnt sure and it wasnt until I felt like a genuine kick did I count it as feeling the baby. Youll feel them soon I promise.
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February 19th, 2013, 10:53 PM
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Not yet, I just usually change positions until he starts moving a bit, that reassures me When he is being active, he hits the 10 kicks in like 5 minutes LOL
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February 20th, 2013, 09:27 AM
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I've never done them unless I'm worried about not feeling baby for a little while. With this one, she is super active and spazzy so I never go very long throughout the day without feeling her.
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February 20th, 2013, 12:00 PM
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No I never did with Drake. I just poke around or drink something cold if Im worried but usually a few pokes and this one pokes back



Aww dont stress too much, I know Ive said this before but I didnt feel Drake till 24 weeks. Its hard to wait and you worry but its hard for first time moms as you dont know what you are looking for a lot of times too. Im sure in retrospect I must have felt something earlier, like little flutters but I just wasnt sure and it wasnt until I felt like a genuine kick did I count it as feeling the baby. Youll feel them soon I promise.


Thanks I know some of you ladies had told me this before. it just does make me super worried. 21 1/2 weeks and still nothing. But being a FTM and was told about the placenta being in front you feel it later. I may or may not have felt some flutters but I am not sure.
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February 20th, 2013, 12:06 PM
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No because I still feel nothing
Have you been told where your placenta is located? With both my girls it was in the front so I hardly felt them till closer to the end.


I haven't done any kick counts but he is active daily. I wont start doing the counts for a month or two still. I had to do them with the girls since I didn't feel much movement with them.
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February 20th, 2013, 03:35 PM
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No, I haven't started counting, but my little guy is crazy active and so I never worry. I don't go more than an hour without feeling him it seems. If he starts slowing down, I'll probably start counting, but at his most active he hits 10 kicks pretty quickly (and fiercely)
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February 20th, 2013, 06:59 PM
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This little girl moves all day long. I haven't given counting a thought. My dr never had me do them with DD either. She was also super active. At my last appt, the Doppler was giving the midwife a problem, so while she was trying to get it to work, she felt the tap dance show going on in there, so I don't think she is worried.
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